Canterbury Tales Vocabulary
Fustian A coarse cloth made of cotton and linen.
Baldric A belt worn over the shoulder to carry a sword.
Tithe income paid to the church
The Anglo-Saxon influence on English
How many of these Old English words can your group define?
What do you notice about the following verb tenses and what word do you think
Beowulf essay topics:
1. Literary devices in Old English poetry: A reflection on Beowulf
Pick 3 or more literary devices to focus on and give examples
2. The epic nature of the Beowulf villains: A study in symbolism
Focus on Grendel, the Mother, and the D
Study Guide: The Old English Period 450-1066 AD
Celts the original inhabitants of Great Britain.
Animism The religion of the Celts. The focus was on a spirit world that existed in nature and a
fertility goddess. This was the origin of mother-natu
The 13th Warrior vs. Beowulf
2. Who do the Wendol represent from the version we read in class?
3. How is the setting of the first battle with the Wendol similar to the battle in the text?
4. How does the battle with the mother in the mov
The Middle English Period Study Guide
The Battle of Hastings- 1066AD, William the Conqueror defeats King Harold, the last AngloSaxon ruler, and the French take control of England.
The Domesday Book William inventories every piece of pr
Literary devices and elements in Beowulf
1. Alliteration - the commencement of two or more stressed syllables of a word group with the
same consonant sound
2. Kenning - a conventional poetic phrase used for or in addition to the usual name of a person or
The Canterbury Pilgrims
Squire - Son of the knight, dances, rides, and likes to spend his time with girls
Summoner - Partnered with the Pardoner, overlooked sins for bribes, children feared him
Oxford Cleric - Loved to learn and spent all his money on boo
1. Scop composers and storytellers of Anglo-Saxon poetry
2. moored secure a ship
3. gables decorative triangular-shaped roofing structures
4. Wergild a fine paid to the relatives of a murdered person to free the offender from